How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

10 Signs You're Ready to Have a Baby

A lot of my friends who don’t have children ask me how I knew I was ready to have a baby. And sort of like falling in love, I just knew. I think every person is different. Some people have a bunch of things they’d like to do before they have children, while other people are surprised with babies and can’t wait to welcome them into the world. To each his own.

But, if you think you might be ready to become a parent, here are 10 obvious signs to look for…

Baby Names to Look for in 2015

As 2014 slowly comes to an end, the “baby name experts” are making their predictions for the new year. As always, pop culture and current events have a lot of influence on baby names. This past year, names from Frozen, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey were quite popular. With Kate Middleton expecting baby #2, there’s a lot of buzz over what she’ll name the new baby. Of course, people will choose to name their babies similarly.

Based on names that have skyrocketed in years past and trends we are seeing all over the world, here are the top baby names to look for in 2015…

9 Things To Do Before You Have a New Baby

In those last few weeks before my babies have been due, it’s a weird combination of feeling frantically busy (wash baby clothes! Pack your hospital bag!) and waiting around wondering when my baby will actually make her big debut.

Here are nine things I like to do before the big day to take advantage of the last pre-baby time and also to be ready for when I bring that baby home from the hospital.

Before Your Due Date

Before Your Due Date

Hey Mom, Time to Baby Proof!

Since Amani learned to roll over, she’s realized that if she pushes hard enough, she can work her way around the room. Once I set her down, she begins rolling over and and wiggling about. The problem is that she’s paired this exciting milestone with another — putting things in her mouth. Now when she reaches something in front of her, she immediately puts it into her mouth. The message is loud and clear: Time to baby proof!

Time to Baby-Proof

15 Unexpected Ways I Use Baby Wipes

Before becoming a mom, I mistakenly believed that baby wipes were only good for wiping baby behinds. But, now I know better and I used baby wipes for EVERYTHING. I will be carrying baby wipes around in my purse long after my babies aren’t really babies anymore, because they are seriously that useful. AND…ever since I discovered these Huggies Clutch & Clean Wipes, they also got a whole lot cuter to tote around. But, I digress…here are 15 unexpected ways I use baby wipes!

15 Unexpected Ways I Use Baby Wipes
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